Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI Quattro Vorsprung 5dr S Tronic Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

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  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 front tracking
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 boot open
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 infotainment
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 rear tracking
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 rear detail
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 alloy wheel
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 headlight detail
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 front seats
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 driver display
RRP £67,845What Car? Target Price£63,520
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Audi A6 Avant is a comfortable, quiet and technologically advanced estate that's beautifully built. A BMW 5 Series Touring is better to drive and has a more user-friendly infotainment system, though.

On top of Black Edition trim, you get 21in alloy wheels, adaptive suspension, four-wheel steering (not including the 40 TDI), a panoramic glass roof, 4-zone climate control, a head-up display, heated rear seats and a few other luxuries. Too expensive to recommend.

In this entry-level 201bhp 2.0-litre diesel form, the A6 is a tad slow off the mark, but only because its standard seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox hesitates when you put your foot down. It's plenty brisk enough thereafter, though with 0-62mph taking 8.1sec, and more efficient than the equivalent BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class in real-world conditions. Automatic only, and we prefer the front-wheel drive, non-Quattro version


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.6 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

45.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

565

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

162

g/km